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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

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Address: Paseo de la Reforma s/n., Mexico City 83656, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5536229
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the...

The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the 1920s, is best known for its Russian pandas.

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Pretty big

This zoo is awesome it's big and theirs animals to see... It's a little run down needs a face lift but it's a beautiful place to check out, it's free to the public and next to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a large zoo that's mainly free - they sell tickets for the butterfly and reptile exhibits. They also sell food and drinks inside (including multiple McDonalds) as well as the assault of stands outside the zoo along the walkway. Some of the exhibits looked to be large and well maintained, but many, such as that for the panther, were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The free zoo in the middle of the city is a nice place to visit, with several different animals, but expect a lot of people. If you care about animals you might want to avoid this place, the animals are kept in small cages or areas, which is understandable, since it's in the middle of a big city.

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Thank Nyffe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the animals look sick and badly cared for, except for the monkey exhibit, which is quite nice. The pools of water are filthy and disgusting especially in the aviary. If you like animals you won't have much fun.

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1 Thank Gergely B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Chapultepec early morning on Saturday. It looked as if it´s going to rain, so there weren´t many people. First of all there is no parking lot that belongs to the Zoo. You have to park on one of the paid parking lots around the Chapultepec Park (20 pesos per hour the cheapest). It was quite hard to find... More 

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Thank Julia W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is awesome it's big and theirs animals to see... It's a little run down needs a face lift but it's a beautiful place to check out, it's free to the public and next to the museum of anthropology. Also it has a big beautiful park. It's s little hot if you go in the summer. Sure needs some... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was free and had a lot of animals but some were hidden. They were also restoring parts of the zoo so some animals couldn't be seen. For being free it was good.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over crowded and the viewing areas are quite small so it seems like you have to wait to see each animal. It's Wednesday and there were several school field trips out. Food court has McDonalds, Chinese Food, a couple Mexican restaurants, Dominoes Pizza, and Holanda. If you have a family have someone look for the tables while the other orders!

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Thank Sarah A
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Marvelous place, wonderful animals living in their own ecosystem adapted to this Zoo. Good Mantainance.bgrraycto visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If your at the Castle of Chapultepec you should really take the time to go and check out the zoo!! Its free!!! They have Pandas!! And who doesn't LOVE pandas!! The zoo is very complete with lots of exotic animals. The grounds are large and beautiful. When I heard it was free I thought that it would be sad and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want some quiet and time away from the hustle and bustle, visit this free zoo. It had 3 pandas, a jaguar, and more. A little respite from busy touring days.

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